Friday, 29 October 2010

Everything in the World, Laura Bergman, 1997
Bergman engages with the disappearance of the physical world through its coded description as binary information. The material world (represented by the pastel image on the outside of the paper roll) is gradually unraveled by the feed mechanism of a printer. Mounted above the roll the printer
essentially uploads
the image in slithers of colour before 'downloading' the unravelled layers into a
heaped mountain
of coded information.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Richard Hutten, Playing with Tradition
Hutten plays upon the historical relationship between looms and computers, comprising the appearance of stretched pixels within the woven thread design.
Also see other analogue designs that invoke a digital process: Beam me up Scotty, I'd Buy that for a Dollar and Edges of a Hardcore

Friday, 8 October 2010

I'd buy that for a dollar

Tom Friedman, Untitled, Dollar Bill, 2000